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A Real Briggs Model 5?


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Old 05-20-2018, 09:42:58 PM
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I rescued this out of a scrap-pile this morning. Some people in my town were cleaning out a garage and making a pile to cash-in at the scrapyard. I asked if they would sell the engine and they said what would I pay and I said five-dollars. So that was it, more than the few-cents a pound they would have got for it.

I have a 5s mower and I thought this engine was different because I saw the different carburetor. There is no ID plate on the engine, maybe I will go back to the scrap-pile tomorrow and see if I can find it. The output shaft measures .625". It came with no spark plug but luckily it is not seized up and turns over nicely. It looks like someone painted it all green. I do not collect small engines, but I do enjoy mowing with four or five old powered and non-powered mowers I have here.

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Old 05-21-2018, 12:17:53 AM
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Default Re: A real Briggs model 5?

I kinda think that might be a Clinton engine but could be wrong. Something about the shape of the cowling and color. Too bad the ID plate is missing.

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Default Re: A real Briggs model 5?

It is a Briggs with a small Flo-Jet carb. I don't know a lot about Brigg's model 5 engines. It does have 5 cast iron fins like a model 5S.
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Congradulations on such a great find! That is a true Briggs model 5 engine. Very hard to find!
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I just looked at my Briggs model 6, 6S and Model N's and they all have 7 cast iron fins on them. Could that be a model 5 or 5S with the wrong carb and intake ?
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Default Re: A real Briggs model 5?

The model 5 used the same five fin block as the 5S but it used the small Flo-jet carb and a shroud mounted gas tank like the one pictured. The main thing that distiqueshes it as a model 5 is the crank shaft. Model 5s used a .500 pto shaft crank the model 5 used a .625 pto shaft crank. It’s really too bad the original tag is missing. I believ it is a model 5

You could put a model 5 together the carb would need to be switched out as well as the gas tank but the .625 pto crank is very hard to find.
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Thanks guys. Yes it is too bad the ID plate is missing, it probably takes all the value of the engine away. The estate the engine came from was that of a WWII veteran named Willard Morton, and he lived at that address since WWIIfe so he may have had the engine there since it was new. I will go back to the junk-pile and scout around for the ID tag, but I am guessing it has been off the engine for many years and is probably lost.
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It never ceases to amaze me at how callous people can be when it comes to destroying things. NICE SAVE!
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Does it have the air vane governor on it? If not, I would suspect this as being a Model N.
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Does it have the air vane governor on it? If not, I would suspect this as being a Model N.
A model N would have 7 cylinder fins due to the longer stroke. This engine has the short stroke block.
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